The photographer George Steinmetz travelled to central England to photograph Stonehenge during the vernal equinox, one of four open-access days during which pilgrims can walk around the site: http://nyr.kr/1tie3zC
In this week’s magazine, Laura Miller joins a group of Druids on a trip to Stonehenge to celebrate the Winter Solstice, another open-access day (subscription required): http://nyr.kr/1hR6lZE
Top: Pagans, druids, and other self-styled mystics gather at the site for this year’s vernal equinox, on March 20th, an occasion that drew thousands of visitors. The woman pictured here is a member of a group called the Loyal Arthurian Warband.
Bottom: The day after the equinox, Salisbury Plain’s often inclement weather gave way to sun.